Sunday, January 11, 2009
Montreal-Tampa Bay rumor?
During TSN's broadcast of the Edmonton Oilers-St. Louis Blues game, Darren Dreger reported during the 2nd intermission that there has been steady dialogue between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning about Vincent Lecavalier. Sources are saying that there are some in the Bolts organization who want to trade Vinny, and some who don't. Lecavalier's agent has flown down to Tampa to "quiet" down the issue and clear the status of his client. Dreger adds that up to 4 NHL roster players could be involved, and the deal could likely involve forwards Chris Higgins and Tomas Plekanec, defenseman P.K. Subban and draft picks/prospects. Brochu's take: The TSN panel also discussed Lecavalier's reluctance to play in Montreal and his huge contract. Montreal does want to make a splash this season, but a lot of things would have to fall in place for this rumor to come true.